New data

Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:


  • Our profile of older adults in Minnesota has been updated with new data on income, poverty, disability, obesity, diabetes, health care coverage, home ownership, housing cost burden, educational attainment, and employment.


  • The most common disability type among school-aged kids (5-17) and working-age adults (18-64) involves limitations in cognitive functioning. This refers to serious difficulty in concentrating, remembering, or making decisions due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition.
  • The most common disability type among older adults (65+) involves ambulatory limitations, or serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

Children and youth profiles

GDP per capita

Homeownership gap


Educational Attainment


This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.

Updated November 2017

NEW feature

Customize your profile!

Now you can create a profile comparing two areas.

Twin Cities 7-county region

Minneapolis-St. Paul neighborhoods

Duluth neighborhoods

Featured trend

No change in median household income
aging trend

No change in median household income in most major cities

Most of Minnesota's major cities (10,000+ residents) saw no change in median household income between the 2007-2011 and 2012-2016 time periods, according to new five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. But 8 of 97 major cities in Minnesota saw median household income increase and seven major cities saw median household income decline.

See more median income trends.



Minnesota has a lot to be thankful for this November. Here are six trends identified by Minnesota Compass staff that highlight positive improvements affecting the lives of many Minnesotans in important ways.

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